Cuba is the top-ranking developing country when it comes to protecting children’s rights, according to a new Child Development Index (CDI).
If Western politicians and media are to be believed, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) is an anti-Semitic, religious fundamentalist, terrorist outfit that forms part of an al-Qaeda (or, alternatively, Iranian) led movement to violently impose Islamic law on the world, and dedicated to the annihilation of Jews.
The following is a statement released by the socialist youth organisation, Resistance.
There is a humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka, where the Tamil minority in the island’s north and east are facing annihilation at the hands of the Sinhalese-dominated government.
Compelling evidence of the Zimbabwe government’s criminality in the area of health and human rights was released in Johannesburg on January 14 by Physicians for Human Rights in its report, Health in Ruins: A Man-Made Disaster in Zimbabwe.
“Perhaps one day we will understand how wrong our actions in this region have been from time immemorial.”
According to the signatories of the Belem Ecosocialist Declaration, “humanity today faces a stark choice: ecosocialism or barbarism”.
“American Revolution: The Fall of Wall Street and the Rise of Barack Obama”
By Kate Jennings
Quarterly Essay 32
Black Inc, 2008
132 pages, $15.95
The article below is abridged from a January 21 US Socialist Worker editorial, http://www.socialistworker.org.
Road from ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia
By Camilo Mejia
The New Press, 2007
312 pages, $45 (hb)


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